Introduction to Reading Medieval Manuscripts: Online Study Day

Introduction to Reading Medieval Manuscripts: Online Study Day
10 October 2020, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Short Course

Medieval manuscripts present a range of challenges to modern readers. The materials, language, handwriting and decoration can all be unfamiliar, and in 2020 it has been particularly hard to access manuscripts in person.  Manuscript study is also richly rewarding: each object provides insights into the makers and users of medieval books and rolls, and digital surrogates make it possible to examine materials in distant archives. 

This study day will introduce students to the skills needed to study a range of medieval manuscript material.  It will address major approaches to manuscript studies, as well as key online resources.  Students will improve their ability to read medieval texts, and will also engage with page design and decoration.

This study day is designed for new graduate students beginning their work with medieval manuscript materials. No knowledge of Latin is necessary and preparatory materials will be circulated in advance. The course is limited to 12 places.

Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.


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